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Alessandro Quaranta DDS (Hons), PhD, Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Italy) 

Associate Professor (A/Professor) Alessandro Quaranta is the Lead of the Division of Periodontics and Implantology at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA).

He is also the Leader of the OHCWA Research Program in Oral Implantology and Periodontics.

An Italian Dentist and Specialist in Periodontics with a PhD in Oral Implantology, he has previously worked as Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago, Dunedin, and at the Polytechnic University of Ancona, Italy.

He has also been Assistant Professor at the University of Rome " La Sapienza", Italy.

Over the years, he has actively conducted research in the broad fields of peri-implant tissues, post-extraction implants, bone to implant interface, implant surfaces,  alveolar ridge preservation immediate loading, biological complications of dental implants, non surgical periodontal therapy and systematic reviews in Implant Dentistry.

A/Professor Quaranta's research outpost has resulted in a total of 140 publications. Sixty-three of these have been published as full-length articles in scientific journals (indexed on databases as Pubmed and Scopus). Many of these articles have been published in journals with high impact factor, rank and citation scores. His research work has been cited more than 300 times with  a consequent 9 Scopus index (h-index).

During his academic career, he has been successful in attaining numerous Italian University grants and funding from the Ministry of University and Research.

At OHCWA, A/Professor Quaranta is currently carrying out and supervising research protocols that regard the adjunctive use of systemic antibiotics with full mouth disinfection procedures, the in-vitro assessment of different chemical and mechanical procedures in the decontamination of implants surfaces and the use of chemotherapeutics following different surgical periodontal and implant procedures. As part of the activity of the Research Program in Oral Implantology and Periodontics, numerous international research projects with a relatively large number of collaborators based in Switzerland, New Zealand and Italy are also in process.

As part of his appointment at OHCWA, A/Professor Quaranta has teaching responsibilities regarding Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

He has also joined many teaching, clinical and research committees including the ADA/OHCWA joint committee on Continuing Education Development in Western Australia. In addition, he is the IADR ANZ/WA Secretary and Treasurer of the ANZ Division of the International Association for Dental Research.

A/Professor Quaranta regularly contributes as Reviewer to the editorial process of many scientific journals in the fields of Implant Dentistry and Periodontics.

A/Professor Quaranta is invited on a regular basis to offer seminars and lectures on different implant and  periodontal topics by numerous scientific societies and teaching institutions:

Recently, he has been awarded the positions of Visiting Professor at the School of Dental Medicine of the State University of New York at Buffalo (2013) and Honorary Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic University of Ancona, Italy (2015).

Alveolar Ridge Preservation

The alveolar socket modeling and remodeling patterns following extraction have been extensively described in both animal and human studies.

It is well documented that following extraction the size of the ridge will be markedly reduced in the horizontal and vertical dimensions.

Several studies suggest that tissue changes after tooth extraction could be partially  limited by alveolar ridge preservation techniques performed with different biomaterials.

This presentation will focus on the main indications and clinical procedure for alveolar ridge preservation with special emphasis on recent studies published by the Author.

A randomized trial that assessed and compared the volumetric and clinical changes after extraction and ridge preservation has been recently concluded and resulted in the publication of a scientific paper and submission of a second article. 

Alveolar ridge preservation can be considered a predictable procedure in selected cases to limit dimensional changes in post-extraction sockets.

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